Assinie is a resort town and commune in the Grand-Bassam department in the Sud-Comoé region of south-eastern Ivory Coast.
Assinie is located some 80 km east of Abidjan along the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Access to the commune is by road A100 going east from Abidjan then turning right to the B-107 road (Route Assinie) then Route Assinie-Mafia along the coast. The road ends at Assinie. Assinie is a long narrow commune along the coast on both sides of the outlet from the Lagune Aby.
The Assinie area starts at the location of the Paul-Emile Durand cottage in the west bordered to the south by the ocean and accessible by the Assinie-Mafia road. Opposite the town of Assinie is a narrow peninsula (from 100m to 1000m wide) extending from the west and 15 km long which is occupied by luxury villas and huts. Access is by car, private boats, or canoes across the lagoon.
The mouth of the lagoon which marks the end of the Assinie-Mafia peninsula is called La Passe where the high-rise resort and the smoking of tchoukourou is very popular. The area is a favourite destination for wealthy inhabitants of Abidjan for the weekend.
It was the location of the film Bronzed in 1978. This resort is popular with the wealthier inhabitants of Abidjan and belongs to Selim Tristan Kone, a descendent the first family to have lived in this place in Ivory Coast.